Deoxidizer with a Triple BOMBARDIER, BOEING and AIRBUS Qualification

Good news for aerospace multi-vendor sub-contractors, a deoxidizer for aluminium without hexavalent chromium and fluoride qualified by majors OEMs is available on the market. SOCOSURF A1858/A1806 is a solution to deoxidize aluminium in surface treatment operations. It complies with REACh regulation.

“We observed that a bath of SOCOSURF A1858/A1806 can be used for 50% longer than baths using other chrome free deoxidizers. Thanks to the solution properties the bath remains stable and outperform other solutions” explains Martin Goibier, Product Manager Surface Preparation & Protection at SOCOMORE.

OEMs and their subcontractors need to find products compliant with local legislation but also meeting their needs:

  • Use of a solution which can be used with as much existing equipment as possible
  • Guaranty of the process performances, passing the quality control
  • Reduction of bath surveillance while maintaining stable performance
  • Decrease of maintenance shutdowns
  • Lower global costs of the process

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Benefits of SOCOSURF A1858/A1806

  • Deoxidizer without hexavalent chromium: REACh compliant
  • Deoxidizer without fluoride: stable performance and etc rate, HSE improvements
  • Bath easy to monitor: consistent process and adjustability of each component
  • Low surface tension
  • Qualified by main OEMs, use of one bath for several processes

Compared to deoxidizers with fluoride SOCOSURF A1858/A1806 allows:

  • Decrease of bath renewals resulting in cost reduction (less chemical top-ups and easier water waste treatment)
  • Reduction in production stoppages and their associated costs

Martin Goibier adds “SOCOSURF A1858/A1806 is the key solution for sub-contractors needing one bath for several OEMs. No need any more to change bath for the same deoxidizing phase: our bath is qualified for all majors OEMs.”

Discover the main benefits of the solutions without hexavalent chromium and fluoride in our article “Aluminium deoxidizers – chromate and fluoride free”.

SOCOSURF A1858/A1806, CrVI and fluoride free deoxidizer for aluminium, main OEMS approvals:

OEMSpecification
AIRBUS FranceIPDA 62-03, 62-16, 62-02, 62-21, 62-23, 27-05
AIRBUS GroupAIPI 02-01-003, 02-01-002, 02-05-001
AIRBUS UKABP8-1296
AIRBUS HELICOPTERSECA 3135.35 (SOCOSURF A1806), ECA 3135.20 (SOCOSURF A1858), ECA 3135.10 (SOCOSURF A1850 – an additive)
BOEINGBAC 5765 PSDS 6-235
BOMBARDIERBAPS 180-032 rev B
DASSAULT AVIATIONDGQT 0.4.2.0027 indice U, DGQT 0.4.2.0415
EADS CASAZ-23321
PILATUS AIRCRAFTProcedure VV 0602 – 10 D
SAFRANPr-1030, Pr-1038
SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES (TURBOMECA)CCT 00508, CCT 00608
THALES ALENIA SPACETASI-SG-QTR-0001

 

Read more on Bombardier qualification in our article BOMBARDIER QUALIFIES SOCOSURF A1858/SOCOSURF A1806”.

The solution is also under qualification for:

  • Embraer
  • Leonardo

 

One range in aluminium surface treatment multi qualified

Martin Goibier, product manager explains “We are working hard and closely with OEM to have a whole aluminium surface treatment process approved by them. In the future, we wish to develop our business relationship with aerospace MRO and we believe they will welcome our product range simplifying their supply chain and treating process.”

The deoxidizer SOCOSURF A1858/A1806 is part of the complete range of REACh compliant solutions for the aluminium surface treatment line, without Cr(VI) and borate. The other products are SOCOCLEAN A3432, a degreaser, and SOCOSURF TCS/ SOCOSURF PACS, a Cr(III) based solution for chemical conversion and sealing after anodizing.

 

Status of the range products’ approvals:

 

Degreasing
SOCOCLEAN A3432
Deoxidizing
SOCOSURF A1858/A1806
Conversion & Sealing
SOCOSURF TCS / SOCOSURF PACS
Approved by: Safran and Fokker Landing Gear
Qualification in progress: Airbus, Dassault Aviation,Lockheed Martin, Fokker and SafranDownload the TDS
Approved by: Airbus France, Airbus UK, Airbus Helicopters, Airbus Group, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault Aviation, EADS Casa, Thales Alenia Space, Safran Helicopter Engines

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Approved by: Liebherr, UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS
Under qualification by: Airbus, Bell, Boeing, Bombardier, Daher, Dassault Aviation, GE, Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls RoyceDownload the TDS

Read more :

[Article] Chromate and Fluoride Free Aluminium Deoxidizers

[Article] EHS Issues with Traditional Aluminium Deoxidizing Solutions

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